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Let’s MOVE: Belo Horizonte’s First BRT Brings Mobility and Opportunity

This weekend, Belo Horizonte joins the growing number of cities in Brazil and around the world bringing the benefits of high-quality sustainable transit to its citizens. On March 8, the city opened the first of three planned corridors of MOVE, Belo Horizonte’s first BRT system. The new corridor runs along Avenida Cristiano Mahcado and follows best practices in BRT design, including center-aligned stations, off-board fare collection, and integrated intermodal connections. At the MOVE inauguration, city officials and citizens alike rode the BRT for the first time, representing a major step forward for Brazil’s third largest city. When the system reaches full operation, scheduled for May 17, it will have the capacity to carry 700,000 people per day. The Avenida Cristiano Mahcado corridor is 6km, running between the São Gabriel Station in the northeast and city center. Along this corridor, there are three different routes running. One line provides direct service from end to end, cutting riders’ commute times significantly, while a second route makes local stops at eight additional stations. The final route runs along the corridor, then branches out to connect with Savassi Station, linking several hospitals and commercial districts to the corridor. These routes show how the corridor can serve diverse needs for the city. read more: https://go.itdp.org/display/live/Let%27s+MOVE%3A+Belo+Horizonte%27s+First+BRT+Brings+Mobility+and+Opportunity?utm_source=Sustainable+Transport+e-bulletin&utm_campaign=8e35e469ce-January_eBulletin_1_28_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fca8d7a24c-8e35e469ce-95656225